Axis & Allies
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Decide the fate of a nation and the destiny of the world when you play this World War II Strategy Game!
The year is 1942. The Axis war machine appears invincible. The Balkans have fallen. Pearl Harbor has been attacked. Wake Island is in Japanese hands. And Rommel has the British on the run in North Africa.
At this explosive time in history, Axis & Allies challenges you and your opponents to decide the outcome of World War II. As one of the world powers battling for supremacy in 1942, you must spearhead your country's military drive. During play, you'll discover that the theaters of war remain the same and the familiar embattled frontiers still exist, but astonishing events will occur. The Battle of Midway could be lost by the United States--the Russians might not stand at Stalingrad--MacArthur may never return to the Philippines--and the Normandy invasion could happen again and again.
As a world leader in Axis & Allies, you must be a brilliant military strategist. You must have the perseverance of a Montgomery, the elusiveness of a Rommel, the courage of a Patton, the daring of a Yamamoto and the steadfastness of a Zhukov!
Decide where to strike, when to strike and the intensity of the strike. Will it be a strategic bombing raid, a sneak submarine attack, a hit-and-run assault by your well-trained infantry, an antiaircraft barrage or a major invasion by land, sea and air forces? Plan your attack, move into the embattled territory with your forces and resolve the conflict.
The economic destiny of your nation is also at stake. Buy armaments and develop secret weapons from your stockpile of production certificates... an income based on your own natural resources and successful territorial expansion.
If you're a brilliant military strategist, a prudent economist and an astute politician, you'll lead your nation to victory.
wow. been playing since 4th grade- adapted from garage rules to now 'official' rules. A game could not bring the world together being at war more. With the roll of the die anything can happen.....I feel allies have upperhand but axis can make it interesting. I dominate this game so i do say AA is in my favor if you go up against me. have fun playing. it's a great game
For all the complaints about the time commitment involved to play this game, my friends and I have found a solution. Buy both the board game and the PC version. Thus while the guy who's turn it is plays on the computer, the rest of us plot strategy on the larger boardgame version. Much more fun and less time consuming.
A&A is a game that you will love to play again and again (if only there were more hours in a day). I recommend to the guy who is still playing with his paper money to go to the store and buy some 'play money' and use the COINS in place of the IPC notes as they are infinitely more durable. I would also recommend that you purchase at least 2 additional colors of chips to help eliminate the monstrous stacks that usually build up in Germany and Russia (I have white-1, yellow-2, red-5 and black to indicate 10 units). We play this game so much that we scanned the board and enlarged it, then we reassembled the larger board onto a piece of thin plywood and varnished it... It is SOOO much easier to place units now. I wish Milton Bradley would come out with a limited edition with maybe a nice 'roll-out' leather? gameboard which would be at least 150% larger than the included cardboard one. This limited edition set could also maybe use plastic 'bullion' pieces as IPC's (say platinum, gold, silver, copper), the paper money usually dies a terrible death fairly quickly. This limited edition would of course include at least 4 different colored 'chips' to be used as indicators of numbers of troops. Last but not least, this Limited Edition set should eliminate some of the 'blow up boxes' that never seem to be used (wouldn't need them since board is bigger). Anyhow, this game is an excellent way to kill an afternoon and have fun doing it.